* This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine.
How many of you have a portable GPS device or GPS system built into your car? I'm pretty sure most of you have at least one, if not more. If not, I'm telling you, you are missing out! My life was never the same again since we bought our first GPS device about 3 years ago. Having just moved to Jersey, both Kevin and I really relied on the GPS to move around. It's totally amazing! It really helped us get from one point to another, without getting lost. Today, we rely so much on the GPS, we don't know how we will survive without it!
Having a GPS system is great but guess what? Having a GPS system without an updated map isn't all that useful. Roads are constantly changing, with new ones being built and certain old ones being blocked off. How frustrating can that be when you follow the directions of a non updated map only to find yourself at a dead end? Kevin and I use the GPS lots too when we go on road trips or when travelling long distance. It always helps to know when the next gas station or food stop is coming up. Without an updated map, you really cannot get accurate information in regards to this.
For those of you who have not updated your map recently, I have some news for you. Have you heard of NAVTEQ? Well, it is the company whose technology and maps drive most of the in-car navigation systems and the leading brands of GPS-enabled devices in the US and yes, you are able update your map from their website. Also, May is NAVTEQ’s Map Update Month, so it's the perfect time for you to head over there and update your maps!
Still not convinced that you need to update your GPS maps? Well, check this out. According to the NAVTEQ Navigation Benefits Study, updating your maps could help you save up to $200 a year just by using a navigation device! Not only that, a traffic enabled GPS device can save you four days of driving time. Wow, I'm sure that will help you save on fuel too. The study also shows that it plays a part in helping the environment too. Did you know that you can reduce your CO2 emissions by 20% just by driving with a GPS device? That's right, going green is the thing to do these days! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to www.mapupdatemonth.com for more information today!